The piano lesson

Published 2006
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August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past.

Gold Crown collector's ed.
Publisher, Date:
[S.l.] : Hallmark Home Entertainment, 2006, 1995.
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG.
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Title on container: August Wilson's The piano lesson
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1995.
Special features: a behind-the-scenes featurette and an interview with August Wilson; biographies.
Production designer, Jim Newport ; director of photography, Paul Elliott ; edited by Jim Oliver.
Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon, Tommy Hollis, Lou Myers, Courtney B. Vance ... [et al.].
DVD, Dolby digital surround Full screen version (2.0).
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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